ERIC Number: ED400767
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1996-Sep-4
Reference Count: N/A
Faculty Roles and Responsibilities: Collecting and Reporting Statewide Information on Faculty.
Illinois State Board of Higher Education, Springfield.
As part of its Priorities, Quality, and Productivity (PQP) initiative, the Illinois State Board of Higher Education asked institutions to address issues associated with faculty roles and responsibilities. This paper describes the statewide information collected, how the data are used in Board reports, and how improved data collection might strengthen analysis and PQP efforts. The paper also examines several major issues concerning faculty workload, faculty turnover, and faculty/student contact, and considers the kind of information needed to better understand, monitor, and facilitate progress in those areas. The paper reports that most of the information is collected annually by three main data systems: the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System, the Faculty Credit Hour Survey, and the Resource Allocation Management Program. It also notes that a statewide data base on faculty is administered by the Illinois Community College Board. The paper suggests a two-step consultative process and timetable for developing statewide information on faculty: first, staff and academic officers of higher education institutions will review ways to improve data systems and expand data collection; and, second, a staff committee will consider technical issues connected with any changes to ensure smooth and efficient operations. (MAH)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Illinois State Board of Higher Education, Springfield.
Identifiers - Location: Illinois